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Caroline Kennedy takes public office in Japan, 50 years after JFK's death

Caroline Kennedy takes public office in Japan, 50 years after JFK's death | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
TOKYO - Caroline Kennedy, daughter of slain U.S. President John F. Kennedy, arrived in Japan on Friday to take up her first high profile job in public office, making a late start to a political career for which her family is renowned.

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Al Picozzi's curator insight, November 17, 2013 1:49 PM

Seems the Kennedy name, along with supporting the President, still has some pull in getting appointments.  I know that many Ambassador posts are given to supporters of the President as a reward, and many of them do not have any experience in foregin affairs.  However they are usually nominated, or let alone approved,  to posts in countries that are not seen as crucial in the US foregin policy, like Amabassador to San Marino, that small independant country in the middle of Italy, and not to a strategic ally in East Asia.  With no foregin policy experience except for being the daughter of JFK, is she really qualified for this diplomatic post?  Should this post have gone to a more experiened diplomat?  How about starting out your diplomatic career in a country that is not so crucial to US interests and working your way up to a post like Japan?  Well only time will tell if this post was a good idea.

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Eyewitness video of 2011 Tsunami

"This video captures some amazing footage of the 2011 tsunami in Japan."

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Mary Rack's comment, August 17, 2013 10:28 AM
I kept wondering what happened to the people filming & watching in the next few hours. How long before they were rescued? Where did they go then? I wish there were a way to find out. Since we have the video maybe we can get some information about them.
Sally Egan's curator insight, August 19, 2013 6:46 PM

Wow... nothing yu read or study can inform like the real footage.

 

gina lockton's curator insight, August 27, 2013 6:01 AM

Biophysical Geography - check this out!